What does Omar mean?


as a boys" name is pronounced OH-mar. It is of Arabic and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Omar is "speaker; flourishing, long-lived". Biblical: a sheik of Edom and son of Esau. Omar Khayyam (12th century) was a Persian poet, astronomer, and mathematician. Caliph Omar II made Islam an imperial power. Poet Omar Khayyam; General Omar Bradley; actor Omar Sharif. Also form of Umar.ENDS WITH -ar

ASSOCIATED WITH arabic, biblical, imperial (king)


VARIANTS Omarr, Omer▼

CREATIVE FORMS(male) (female) MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGSOmar Baron (O.B.), ..

How popular is Omar?

Omar is a very prominent first name for males (#340 out of 1220, Top 28%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7358 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

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Omar reached its peak position of #131 in the U.S. in 2007, and is presently at #240. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)



Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Omar (#240 IN 2018) rated in the Top 2000 are Omer (#1707) and Umar (#1341). Adoption of these forms of Omar was at its most widespread in the year 2007 (AVERAGE #1377) and is somewhat lower today (#1096, ▼35.5%), with the form Omer becoming less in vogue.

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Similar Names

Omar is alike in pronunciation to Ameer▲, Ameir, Amer, Amir▲, Ammar, Ammer, Amor, Aymer, Emeer, Emir▲, Emyr, Imre, Iomhar, Umer and Ymir. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adar, Bar, Bear▲, Czar, Damar, Dar, Demar, Edmar, Elmar, Ezar, Hamar, Homar, Ilar, Inar, Ivar, Iyar, Jamar▼, Jemar, Jimar, Jomar, Kumar, Lamar▼, Lemar, Mar, Oak, Ofir, Ohad, Ola, Olaf▼, Olav, Omari▲, Omero, Omri, Or, Oral▼, Oran▼, Orman, Oscar▼, Oskar, Osman, Osmar, Ota, Par, Tsar, Ulmar and Yaar. These names tend to be less frequently used than Omar.